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Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work Posted on Mar 5

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

More than 100 years after the last stone was set on the “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge, MassDOT will begin dismantling the towers for storage, cleaning, and repair as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  The work is anticipated to begin   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget Posted on Mar 5

Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget

President Obama in his budget released this week recommended federal funding to support the Green Line Extension, marking a significant milestone for a project that will bring thousands of new jobs to the region and create new economic opportunity. The President’s proposal includes $100 million   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget

MBTA Government Center Closing: Public Meetings Posted on Mar 4

MBTA Government Center Closing: Public Meetings

The MBTA Government Center Station will be closed beginning on Saturday, March 22, 2014, for two years while crews reconstruct the station into a fully accessible, safer, modern, more comfortable facility.  The station will reopen in spring 2016. Public presentations regarding the Government Center Project   …Continue Reading MBTA Government Center Closing: Public Meetings

Green Line Extension Work: Medford Posted on Feb 26

Green Line Extension Work: Medford

MassDOT’s Green Line Extension project continues to move forward with work beginning next week on Winchester Street in Medford. On Monday, March 3rd, project Phase 1 Contractor, Barletta Heavy Division, Inc., will begin the reconstruction of the sewer laterals on Winchester Street and the new   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Work: Medford

Green Line Extension Art Project Draws Interest Posted on Feb 17

Green Line Extension Art Project Draws Interest

The MBTA is committed to integrating art into the final design of the new stations being built for the Green the Line Extension project (GLX), and local artists clearly are eager to lend their talents. About 60 artists attended a prequalification/information session on February 6   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Art Project Draws Interest

MBTA Government Center Station Closes March 22 Posted on Feb 12

MBTA Government Center Station Closes March 22

The MBTA Government Center Station will be closed beginning on Saturday, March 22, 2014, for two years while crews upgrade the station into a fully accessible, safer, modern, more comfortable facility.  The station will reopen in spring 2016. The Government Center Station Improvements Project will   …Continue Reading MBTA Government Center Station Closes March 22

Medford Green Line Extension Public Meeting: February 24 Posted on Feb 10

Medford Green Line Extension Public Meeting: February 24

The Green Line Extension Project neighborhood public meeting to provide details about noise and retaining walls in Medford from Broadway to Winthrop Street including College Avenue Station that was cancelled last week due to the weather has been rescheduled as follows: Monday, February 24, 6:00-8:00pm, St. Clement School, 579   …Continue Reading Medford Green Line Extension Public Meeting: February 24

MassDOT Continues Capital Investment, weMove Mass Meetings Posted on Feb 7

MassDOT Continues Capital Investment, weMove Mass Meetings

MassDOT will continue a series of public meetings on two recently released transportation planning documents for public review: a Long-Range Transportation Plan, “weMove Massachusetts (WMM): Planning for Performance,” and the first draft of its five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The $12.4 billion CIP   …Continue Reading MassDOT Continues Capital Investment, weMove Mass Meetings

Winter Driving Skills Reminder Posted on Feb 4

Winter Driving Skills Reminder

MassDOT snow and ice crews as always are prepared for this week’s expected snow.  More than 4,000 pieces of equipment are available to treat and clear state roads and are called as needed.  Crews pre-treat roads with salt and liquid deicers where conditions allow. As   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Skills Reminder

Green Line Extension Meetings Set This Week Posted on Feb 3

Green Line Extension Meetings Set This Week

On Tuesday, February 4, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM the Green Line Extension (GLX) is hosting a neighborhood public meeting to provide details about noise and retaining walls in Cambridge in the Glass Factory Condominiums Area (includes Lechmere Station). The meeting will take place at   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Meetings Set This Week